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#7 Denny Falls
Position: Middle
Height: 6'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Orland Park, Ill.
High School: Providence Catholic
Major: MS&E
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As a Senior in 2014 | Match-By-Match Statistics

  • Played in 50 sets, making 14 starts at middle blocker
  • Averaged 1.24 kills and 1.02 blocks per set
  • Tallied a seasn high seven blocks against UC Santa Barbara (2/21)
  • Notched a seson best 10 kills versus UCLA (2/24)

As a Junior in 2013 | Match-By-Match Statistics

  • Played in 22 matches, starting 14
  • Ranked fourth in the MPSF in hitting percentage (.437) 
  • Had career high 10 kills in a five-set win against California Baptist (April 12) 
  • In a thrilling five-set victory over Pepperdine, had eight kills and four block assists (March 2)
  • Had another strong showing in four-set victory over California Baptist (Feb. 25) with eight kills (.800) 
  • Named to the MPSF All-Academic team

As a Sophomore in 2012

  • Played in 11 matches, starting eight times 
  • Hitting percentage of .425 was fifth-highest on team 
  • Had a career-best eight kills (one error, .636) in a four-set victory over visiting UC San Diego (3/2), as a starter 
  • Seven kills, and four blocks in a starting role during sweep of visiting Juniata (1/14)

As a Freshman in 2011

  • Played in nine matches, starting three times 
  • Posted five kills and his only ace of the season off the bench, starting the third set in a tight match against UC Santa Barbara (2/26) after playing only three sets all season 
  • In the next match, had a kill, solo block and an assist on successive points to boost Cardinal in a four-set victory at UCI (3/4) 
  • Had two digs and four kills in his first collegiate start against Cal Baptist (3/19) 
  • Finished the season with 19 kills in 36 attacks, two assists and six digs

High School/Club

  • A 2010 graduate of Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Ill. 
  • Helped the Celtics to fourth-place state finish in 2008
  • Named Chicago Catholic League Player of the Year and an All-Illinois selection in 2010 
  • Selected to Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 list of top seniors from the class of 2010 
  • Named to Chicago's All-Area first team by the Sun-Times 
  • Helped the Ultimate Volleyball Club of Frankfort, Ill. to fifth place in the 2008 Junior Olympics 
  • Alternate for 2009 USA Youth National Team
  • Member of the USA Youth White Team that took the silver medal at the 2009 U.S. High Performance Championships 
  • 2009 Illinois All-State third team 
  • Named to the 2009 Volleyball Magazine "32 Underclassmen to Watch." 
  • Had never played volleyball until trying out for the eighth-grade team at Century Junior High
  • Only the second men's player from Illinois to play for Stanford

Personal

  • Son of Dennis and Teri Falls 
  • Has younger siblings, Patrick and Megan 

Career Statistics

 Year

 MP-MS

 SP

 K

 E

 TA

 PCT

 A

 SA

 DIG

 BLK

 2011

 9-3

 16

 19

 3

 36

 .444

 2

 1

 6

 13

 2012

 11-8

 31

 48

 11

 87

 .425

 2

 0

 6

 23

 2013

 22-14

 60

 87

 18

 158

 .437

 6

 2

 13

 59

 2014

 19-14

 50

 62

 13

 126

 .389

 9

 1

 13

 51

 Totals

 61-39

 157

 216

 45

 407

 .420

 19

 4

 38

 146

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